Bonjour. Watching more “Emily in Paris” on Netflix makes me want to hang out with my best friends, have crepes and watch the world go by.

Wish granted. Well… kind of.

French Fold by the Merci Marcel Group has another new outlet at Palais Renaissance Orchard Road. (My friends call this the tai-tai mall.)

Ah, classy venue and expected because there is already the popular Merci Marcel next door.

With a seating capacity of 65 pax, this rustic and minimalistic space incorporates the essence of wood and earthy tones.

Alternatively, choose the outdoor seating which allows diners to people-watch others walk down this stretch of Orchard Road.

Opened from 9am all the way till 10:30pm, look out for a refreshed menu which incorporates local flavours in French Galettes and Crepes, alongside a revamped cocktail menu.

A Galette is somewhat like a pancake made with buckwheat flour usually with a savoury filling.

There are no fancy names in the Galette offerings here, all named after numbers here like No.1, No.2 and No.3.

If you have been a regular of French Fold and want something interesting, order the new No. 11 ($22) with yellow curry base served with fresh sauteed shrimps layered with leeks fondue, and onions; and No.14 ($18) with tandoori coconut milk sauce, pineapple, and succulent chunks of chicken.

I was also eyeing the No.15 ($20) which was like classic English breakfast in a Galette, included with sausage, pork pancetta, sunny side egg, baked beans, and tomato slices.

Going for a safe choice (maybe I shouldn’t), I had the No. 3 ($16) that came with sautéed mushrooms, Comté cheese and an organic sunny side-up encased within the folds of the Galette.

Made with imported buckwheat flour, the Galettes are gluten-free with earthy and nutty flavours.

It was savoury though not as cheesy as I would have imagined; in retrospect I should have ordered a version with ham to have that touch of saltiness and a heartier bite.

I actually preferred the sweet crepe better, with the No.25 ($10, +$4 for gelato) drizzled with homemade hazelnut spread – somewhat like the Nutella crepe.

The gelato is sourced from local artisanal gelato brand Birds of Paradise with a selection including hojicha seasalt, strawberry basil, and dark chocolate sorbet.

The crepe texture was soft and chewy; though the creamy and luscious dark chocolate sorbet was probably needed to ‘lift’ the overall taste and provide that hot-cold sensation.

French Fold – Orchard
390 Orchard Road, #01-02, Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

204 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068640
Opening Hours: 8am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

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